The OSU Advantage Accelerator/ RAIN Corvallis is focused on high-growth, traded sector startup and early stage organizations. The goal of the Advantage Accelerator programming is to assist in the development of new businesses through steady, controlled growth and the creation of local and regional jobs. Each company receives individualized attention focused on building a sustainable business to achieve long-term success.

The programs require that each client graduates with a portfolio to increase success factors and readiness to launch. The programs are an expanded version of the Business Model Canvas and uses Customer Development methodology. Our clients graduate with portfolios that include:


  1. A Completed Business Model Canvas
  2. A Minimal Viable Product
  3. Milestones (both business and technical)
  4. Pro-Formas and a Cap Table
  5. A Pitch Deck
  6. An Elevator Pitch
  7. A Web page
  8. Social Media Presence including a Twitter account with 100 followers
  9. A Google Ad and completed an A/B test
  10. An Investor One-Pager
  11. A Poster for events